Air Pilot’s Manual Volume 5 – Radio Navigation and Instrument Flying – 7th revised edition
This “Air Pilot’s Manual” series of books was first conceived in the late 1980s and has developed from its original 4 volumes to being comprehensively and universally used. They now hold a pre-eminent position in the aviation training field. The original authors and editors (of whom Trevor Thom might ring a bell) have gradually been replaced by a superb team of highly qualified instructors and examiners and the publishers are keen to ensure that the books are accurate, up-to-date, informative and interesting. The CAA draws heavily on the series for the PPL examinations and they have long formed recommended reading. During these last 25 years, over 100.000 copies have been sold worldwide!
The syllabus topics of Radio Navigation are covered in detail and also the mechanics of instrument flying, assisted with many diagrams. The course for the Instrument rating as well as sub-ICAO instrument qualifications such as the IMC rating are covered.
This book is completely updated to take account of many new techniques and concepts particularly those applying to glass cockpits.
Information on GPS is included with many diagrams and illustrations. Additionally volume 5 contains the information required for the Night Qualification. A full set of questions and answers is found at the back.